Apertura AD12 Meade LS 8 ACF Celestron de-forked on CG5 6" Orion Intelliscope Dob Coronado SolarMax 60II w/bf10 SCB2000, DSI II,LPI and DMK21.04 Imagers http://attheeyepiece.blogspot.com Host of The At The Eyepiece Show http://twitter.com/geminijk
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Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
Quote:Bump...nobody has experience with this mount in eq ?John
"Life is a journey, enjoy the ride" *********** Stellarvue 90 Raptor CF.Explore Scientific 152mm Comet Hunter.Orionx14g.Borg 125SD.Borg 60ED. Borg 50Achro. AT10RC. AT6RC. iOptron iEQ45GTN w/TDM.iOptron ZEQ25.iOptron Cube Pro.iOptron MT Pro/iOptron SmartEQ Pro.Celestron 10x50 Way too many EPs, flatteners and reducers. Nikon D5100, Canon T3i and a bunch of filters.
Quote:John, I have used the iOptron Cube Pro in EQ mode. Used it for several months in fact. The hardest issue when using in EQ mode is adjusting in azimuth, since you have to move the tripod. Once you do that, unless you are on a perfecty level surface, you have changed latitude also...:(This makes it very hard to perform a polar alignment. Your ota must be used to center on Polaris and adjustments made from there. Oh, you can autoguide it once you get the polar align pretty close. Here's a link that explains how to do it:http://www.astronomyforum.net/ioptron-telescope-forum/133158-auto-guiding-iop...90-120 seconds is the max I was ever able to get out of the Cube Pro in EQ mode, even autoguided.Good luck,Paul
Quote:Hi Graham, I have not tried the MT Pro in EQ, simply because I have the iEQ45 and the Smart EQ Pro mounts for EQ. Maybe in the spring I'll try hanging the Comet Hunter on it in EQ mode, just to see if it behaves the same as the Cube pro did. Cheers...Paul